Stormy sim sailing weather and a nice spectator turn out featured during this weeks Backwater Bay Yacht Club Cat Fight. The North Channel was the stormy location for foiling feline frenzy this week, as the Cat Fight was run from the Backwater Bay Yacht Club race line in the Pastiche region. The region crossings immediately after the race line, in the Jershaw region, were the cause of five of the seven DNFs (Did Not Finish) on the day. The other two DNFs were the result of a skipper pulling their boat after realizing they had been racing an incorrect course and another skipper having allowed their crew edit rights on their objects and that crew stopping the boat dead in it’s tracks when they attempted to re-board it after falling off. Spectators were undeterred, however, as the committee boat dock and spectator viewing pier, both located in the Skeezits regions, were crowded with on lookers. This weeks fleet, racing 2 laps on the BBYC Pastiche Long Loop course and then another lap on the BBYC Pastiche Bay 02 course, was comprised of a majority of six The Mesh Shop (TMS) Flying Shadows. One lone TMS Nacra 17 made up the remainder of the fleet.
Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: E (90°) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winner was Moon (moonglownight Resident), with Isa (isab DeCuir) second, and Palani (Palani Allen) in third place. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Isa (isab DeCuir) and Palani (Palani Allen) finished tied with 5 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:
“If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.“
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In the last race, Isa breaks the tie with Palani with her first place finish over Palani’s fourth place finish.
Joshua (JoshuaMason7 Resident) and Rayz (Rayzza Rubble) both finished tied with 9 points. As they both have the exact same finishes in each race, a DNF (Did Not Finish) in each respectively, neither Rule A8.1 or Rule A8.2 of Guidance on Scoring under Appendix A to the Rules of Sailing will satisfy breaking this tie. Therefore, Joshua and Rayz remain tied in sixth place overall.